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All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces : Pre 1900 item #1372426 (stock #20180106-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$12.00
Offered is a nice fluted-bowl American coin silver master salt spoon by well-known Philadelphia makers Butler & McCarty. This piece probably dates to the 1850s. It is uncommon in that it bears the initials-only maker's mark the partnership used infrequently on flatware, and more often on spectacles and other smalls. This piece also has a period engraved script monogram. It measures about four inches in length and weighs about 8 grams. Condition is fair overall, with some small dings to the ...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Southern : Pre 1900 item #1372234 (stock #20180102-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$60.00
Offered is a good and scarce Southern coin silver teaspoon with the maker's mark or retailer's mark of Charles Frederick Greenwood, living in Edenton, North Carolina in 1846 and then opening a small silversmith and jeweler's shop in Norfolk, VA in 1847. This spoon bears the earlier of his two marks, and he seems to have adopted sterling fairly early, so it would most likely date to the 1847-65 period, probably on the earlier end. This spoon is engraved with a period script monogram of 'FP' and...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns : Pre 1837 VR item #1372233 (stock #20180102-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$135.00
Offered is a very good American coin silver soup ladle by New York City silversmith and jeweler William W. White, working circa 1827-56. This piece is nicely engraved with a period script monogram of 'CJH' and has a legible maker's mark. This large ladle measures about 13 1/2 inches in length and weighs about 177 grams. Condition is very good overall, with minimal surface and bowl wear, only one tiny dimple and no splits or repairs. Please take a look at all the pictures. All in all a lovel...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns : Pre 1900 item #1372215 (stock #20180102-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$24.50
Offered is a good fiddlethread pattern American coin silver teaspoon made by Watts and bearing the retailer's mark of jewelers Theodore Smith and Ferdinand J. Dreer, Jr., working in partnership in Philadelphia from at least 1866 (see pictures for an 1866 ad of theirs) through the 1890s. This piece has a clear mark for the partnership, which until now I had not seen an example of. It also has a good period engraved script monogram, and manufacturer's marks for James Watts of Philadelphia. This...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #1372202 (stock #20180101-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
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Offered is a very fine crested fiddle pattern Georgian English sterling silver soup ladle, by a maker using the mark WC (perhaps William Chawner), fully hallmarked for London, 1824. This piece measures about 13 inches in length and weighs a heavy 185 grams, or around 6 troy ounces. The armorial is of a mailed arm wielding a dagger, with a flower? emerging from the tip. An interesting motif! Condition on this piece is excellent, with a good surface and little wear, and only the most minor scu...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1372167 (stock #20171231-14)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$175.00
Offered is a very fine and scarce pair of early American coin silver tablespoons marked with a standard mark of "5 FRANCS", by the noted Philadelphia firm of Robert and William Wilson, working circa 1825-50. Surprisingly little is known about this firm, despite its prominence and the great numbers of spoons and other pieces that survive bearing one of the firm's marks. Despite the prevalence of silver by the Wilson's, almost nothing survives of their silver items marked with various standard ma...
All Items : Books and Publications : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #1372162 (stock #20171231-11)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$65.00
Offered is a spare copy I picked up of a very important and useful reference book on the hallmarks of Naples, Italy, from the 15th through the 19th Centuries. Much of the antique domestic Italian silver that appears in the United States came with immigrants, and many of those came from Naples and other parts of Southern Italy as well as Sicily. As such, the book gets more use than one would think!

The book is: "I marchi dell'argenteria napoletana: Dal XV al XIX secolo" by Elio Catello...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1372160 (stock #20171231-09)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$5.00
Offered is a nice American coin silver salt shovel by prolific Lancaster, Pennsylvania jewelers, watchmakers and silversmiths Michael Zahm and John W. Jackson, working in partnership as Zahm & Jackson from about 1845 on. This spoon is in poor condition, with a dinged up and split bowl and worn maker's mark - however, I just can't stand to see it go into the melting pot, and hope someone will want to "adopt" it! It measures about 4 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 7 grams. This piece feature...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1900 item #1372157 (stock #20171231-08)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$19.75
Offered is a scarce example of the mark of Reading, Pennsylvania jeweler Solomon Weida, whose biographical information appears below. This piece is engraved with a period script monogram and has a good clear maker's mark. It measures about 3 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 8 grams. Condition is fairly good, with some surface wear and stubborn tarnish spots, and one small, shallow ding to the bowl. All in all a nice example of this man's wares!

According to his obituary, published...

All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : 18th and Early 19th Century : Pre 1800 item #1372156 (stock #20171231-07)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$29.50
Offered is a nice set of two early American coin silver teaspoons by Connecticut silversmith Nathaniel Shipman. These two spoons are each clearly marked and are also decorated with period engraved script monograms. These spoons each measure a little over 5 inches in length, and the pair weighs about 17 grams altogether. Condition of these spoons is fair to good overall, with some bumping to the bowls and stubborn tarnish spots, but no splits or repairs. All in all a lovely pair of early CT spoon...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1372152 (stock #20171231-05)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$12.50
Offered is an early American coin silver teaspoon bearing the maker's mark of New York City silversmith John Foster, working circa 1809-18. This fin-less fiddle spoon probably dates to the earlier side of Foster's career, though his working life seems to have been somewhat short. The maker's mark on this spoon is clear and well-struck; it is sometimes attributed to the Virginia John Foster, but that attribution seems to have been definitively debunked by Catherine Hollan in her "Virginia Silve...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces : Pre 1900 item #1372141 (stock #20171231-04)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$22.50
Offered is a nice American coin silver cream or sauce ladle by well-known silversmith Newell Matson, who worked at various times in NY, OH, IL and WI. This piece is engraved 'Cushman' for the original owner, and has a clear maker's mark. This piece measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 17 grams. Condition is excellent, with minimal wear and no dents, splits or repairs. All in all a nice little coin silver service piece!
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1372139 (stock #20171231-02)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$35.00
Offered is a nice English sterling silver tablespoon in the Old English pattern, fully hallmarked for London, 1896. There is also a clear maker's mark that I haven't researched. This piece measures about 8 3/4 inches in length, and weighs about 77 grams. This piece has no crest or monogram and shows no obvious sign of erasure. Condition is very good overall, with moderate surface wear and scuffing from normal use, but no dents, splits or repairs. This would make a nice server or a fill-in p...
All Items : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1371980 (stock #20171227-06)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$12.50
Offered is a good English Victorian Fiddle Pattern master salt spoon, fully hallmarked for London, 1852; the maker's mark appears to be one used by Samuel Hayne and Dudley Cater, in partnership from 1836 to 1864. This piece is engraved "M" in period script and is in good condition, with some light wear from normal use but no dents, splits or repairs. It measures about 4 1/4 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. All in all a good useful piece dating back more than 150 years!
All Items : Silver : Pre 1800 item #1371932 (stock #20171227-03)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$19.75
Offered is a piece one doesn't often see in the United States - a late 18th Century (ca. 1790-1800) orange spoon (a Dutch specialty) made by Diederik Willem Rethmeyer, working in Amsterdam circa 1785-1811. I am told the style of this piece makes the last decade of the 18th Century the most likely span of manufacture, though the date could be a little earlier or later. This piece measures about 5 5/16 inches in length and weighs about 12 grams. It has stylized crossed laurels or similar decora...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century : Pre 1800 item #1371929 (stock #20171227-01)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
NOT FOR SALE
For your consideration is an interesting late 18th Century style American coin silver spoon, marked "W (pellet) D". It is my assumption at least that this piece, which measures about 4 15/16 inches in length and weighs about 8 grams, is American. It does not feel Canadian or British Colonial to me, nor does it come across as Continental. The light weight, unusual shell-back decoration, small bowl size, mark and engraving to the handle indicate to me that it is probably American and quite poss...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1371902 (stock #20171226-10)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$22.50
Offered is an interesting early American coin silver teaspoon bearing the maker's mark L&B in large block letters. This piece dates to about 1810-20, and the squared shoulders and style of monogram would fit Philadelphia as well as inland PA, MD and VA. The best fit I can make for this mark is the partnership of Larit (Laret) & Brechemin of Philadelphia, working circa 1816-18; it an attribution based on a sample size of one, but perhaps has a basis. This teaspoon measures about 5 3/8 inches i...
All Items : Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1371895 (stock #20171226-07)
Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts
$12.50
Offered is a good American coin silver teaspoon by the partnership of brothers Bela Scoville Squire and Seth P. Squire, working in partnership from about 1845-53 in New York City. This isn't a rare mark, or a particularly distinguished spoon, but it is in excellent condition has good weight, and bears attractive period engraving for the original owner, one C. A. Bamford. This piece measures about six inches in length and weighs about 25 grams. It is quite sturdy. Condition is excellent, with...
 
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